Hands and Hearts
Early Learning Centres

HeartCo Ltd (part of the Blue Sky family) now operates two not-for-profit long day care centres; Hands and Hearts in Coffs Harbour and in Kempsey.

Both centres provide a welcoming and nurturing early years learning environment for children to explore, discover and learn through play.

Our Coffs Harbour centre welcomes children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, our Kempsey centre from 18 months to 5 years, and our Bellingen Centre from 2 to 5 years.

Educational Philosophy

  • Our children participate in educational programs that are tailored to children’s learning and developmental stages. Our educational programs and practice are underpinned by the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • We view children as unique, capable, creative and successful individuals, whose lives are characterised by belonging, being and becoming.
  • We harness, build upon and extend children’s strengths, capabilities and interests by engaging in inquiry, wonder and play-based educational experiences that support children to become curious, enthusiastic and successful life-long learners.
  • We strengthen children’s belonging, inclusion and wellbeing through nurturing, safe, positive and trusting relationships with staff, other children and others in the community.
  • We value our physical environment as our ‘third teacher’, believing that physical spaces influence how children learn, and how they develop an understanding of the world around them and how their actions impact the environment.
  • We partner and engage with others in our community to strengthen our children’s learning and development, to meet individual needs and achieve positive outcomes, and to increase community awareness.

Our Vision

We support children to thrive.
We create communities where everyone belongs and is valued.

Our Values

Optimism and Innovation
Inclusion and Diversity
Integrity and Respect
Kindness and Connection


Coffs Harbour

9 Gardiner Avenue
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

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Email: director@heartco.org.au
Tel:  (02) 6652 2121

Opening Hours
07:00 – 18:00
Monday to Friday


51-53 North Street
Kempsey NSW 2440

Facebook Page
Email: connect@heartco.org.au
Tel:  (02) 6562 8144

Opening Hours
07:00 – 18:00
Monday to Friday


1 Elliot Close
Bellingen NSW 2454

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Email: directorbellingen@heartco.org.au
Tel:  (02) 6655 2304

Opening Hours
08:00 – 17:30
Monday to Friday